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Peace Corps Fellows Program

Meet the Staff

Alexandria, Elaine and Chiara

Elaine  Perlman

Elaine Perlman

Director

Twenty-five years ago, Elaine earned her master's degree in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College. Since then, Elaine has taught every grade but first and twelfth in New York City and in Budapest, including seven years of teaching students under age five and six years teaching in Budapest, Hungary. Elaine has taught science, math, history, music, resource room, art and English in a wide variety of schools. She believes in creating a warm classroom culture with clear paths to success and ample room for the imagination.
In addition to her master's degree, Elaine has a degree in school administration. She has been a Dean, Director of Admissions, mentor for new teachers and a school specialist in nutrition. Elaine teaches a middle school class at the Harlem Educational Activities Fund once a week and is a parent adviser for the Parents League. Elaine has painted three school murals and hopes to paint many more!

Chiara  Davis Fuller

Chiara Davis Fuller

Program Assistant

Chiara Davis Fuller graduated with a master’s from the International Educational Development program at Teachers College, Columbia University in May 2017. She studied International Relations at Mount Holyoke College and earned her master’s degree in Education from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. She will continue her passion to promote diversity, culturally relevant pedagogy, and equity through the curriculum studies program in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. 

Chiara Davis Fuller possesses 12 years of experience in international education with a focus in English as a Second Language education. She taught, coached and organized health and educational projects for youth and their families by serving as an Education and Community Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Barranco Village, a Garifuna community in Belize. She was the Coordinator of the Language Department at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador Sede Esmeraldas in Ecuador and Supervisor to international assistant language teachers in Yamagata, Japan. She has taught English language courses, organized educational seminars and developed curricula for students and teachers in Japan, Ecuador and Nepal.  She continues her passion for international educational development in the position as a Program Assistant in the Peace Corps Fellows Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. 

Alexandria  Hill

Alexandria Hill

Program Assistant

Alexandria served as a TEFL and Community Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia from 2010-2012. Currently, she is a master’s student in the International Educational Development program with a concentration in Family and Community Education. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education and a Professional Development Officer for the Society of International Education. Alexandria is an alumna of Temple University where she majored in advertising. She dreams of returning to Zanzibar, but is open to traveling anywhere with a rich culinary palate.